Thursday, June 15, 2017

June Round the Corner blocks: Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop

Hello quilting friends! Can you believe we’re already six months into the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop? I sure have enjoyed the process of sewing just a few cute blocks each month. 

Last month I shared my six Homestead blocks and 10 piecing tips. This month's block is called Round the Corner.  Although there are a lot of pieces in this block, the construction is super simple and they are so pretty!



Wouldn't it be fabulous to make an entire quilt from Round the Corner blocks? Just imagine the blocks with some sashing and corner stones.  It would be wonderful!



Earlier this week I was having a “mom’s stressed out” evening, so I made a new pincushion with some of my Fleurs scraps. This fabric just hollers for sweet crocheted trim and pretty little buttons, doesn’t it? I quilted the top with simple running stitches and added French knots to the trim using three strands of Aurifil’s aurifloss in 2021 (natural white) and 2425 (bright pink). Impromptu sewing projects are the perfect therapy for me!



We are so lucky to be quilters and sewists. What a joy to create with beautiful fabric!



In case you are a new reader, this annual event hosted by Fat Quarter Shop is a charity quilt along.  The patterns are free and are posted on the 15th of each month on the Jolly Jabber. Quilters are asked to donate $5 for each block pattern that they download.  All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!  What a great opportunity for us all!

It's not too late for you to join in the fun. Here’s a link which provides all the details:

And here’s a link to the kit if you want to make one in Basics by Bonnie & Camille!

Several other bloggers are quilting along! Please visit their blogs too!

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to share your progress on the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along Facebook group! And be sure to post your own blocks using the hashtag #patchworkquiltalong on Instagram!   

~Taunja




9 comments:

  1. As always I am in awe of your precision in piecing in all of your quilty projects 😊Yes, I think this would make such a pretty quilt using this block design so may have to put that on the "back burner" as a someday project. I thought those were French knots on your sweet pincushion! 😍😍😍. Have a wonderful weekend💕

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    1. Thanks friend! How many back burner, someday projects do we both have? Maybe I don't even want to think about it! Happy weekend to you as well!

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  2. These blocks are absolutely adorable! They would make an adorable quilt. --Andrea

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  3. Gorgeous blocks!! I love how feminine and dainty they look. The pincushion is super dreamy! Love everything about your post!!

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    1. Thanks Tuki! This fabric makes me happy each month!

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  4. Your quilt is going to be beautiful when its finished.

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    1. Thanks Leanne! I appreciate that. I am so happy I chose Fleurs. I love how it's coming together!

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